By Jim Clark
Police were dispatched to an apartment on Canal Lane for a report of a mother wanting her son removed from the residence last week.
As officers arrived at the residence, Kwesi George, 21, son of the woman residing at the home in question, reportedly met them at the door and began walking towards them, whereupon he was advised that he was in violation of a restraining order and that he should place his hands behind his back to be handcuffed, police said.
George reportedly brushed aside the officers and ran down Canal Street and onto Memorial Road, but he was soon apprehended by backup police units.
As police instructed George to place his hands behind his back and lay on his stomach he reportedly resisted and made insulting remarks to the officers. George reportedly kicked at an officer in order to avoid being taken into custody.
George was then advised that if he did not comply he would be pepper sprayed, but he continued to resist, according to reports. A short burst of pepper spray was administered and officers were then able to get George on the ground. George reportedly continued to struggle and at one point elbowed an officer in an apparent attempt to break free, police said.
George reportedly continued to insult and harass officers at the scene until finally taken away by the transport vehicle.
George was placed under arrest and charged with assault and battery on a police officer, resisting arrest, and abuse prevention order violation.